Released: October 19th, 2018
This new indie-folk/post-punk single by Belaver, the solo project of experimental folk artist B.E. Godfrey, is sure to conjure up visions of foggy graveyards and shadowy figures creeping about, and it would work perfectly as the theme song for HBO’s True Blood if the show comes back for an encore season.
While the imagery is that of “Vampire[s] living in the light”, the message is one for modern times. The song is about one’s awareness of adopting other people’s traits. Or in other words, we become like the people with whom we spend the most time. It was the motivational speaker Jim Rhon who said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Belaver explores the idea of someone being painfully aware of that phenomenon.
In addition to the creepy-fun vampire metaphor, musically, this song hits a 10 on the quirky-scale. It’s a dark whimsical song à la Tom Waits with a simple beat and a great vocal melody. The rubbery guitar tones, big sound of the kick and snare, and the haunting backing vocals create a strong contrast that makes this song both dynamic and fun to listen to.
Look for a music video for this song to be released soon.